Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

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Total Workforce

165k

Average Age

44.4

Estimated Job Growth

3.53%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$138,344

Average Male Salary

$139,474

Average Female Salary

$123,827

About

Aircraft pilots & flight engineers are most often employed by the Air transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Aircraft pilots & flight engineers was $138,344 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Aircraft pilots & flight engineers by wage are Podiatrists, Personal financial advisors, and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers.

Aircraft pilots & flight engineers are part of the Transportation Occupations, along with Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists, Flight attendants, Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians, Bus drivers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, Motor vehicle operators, all other, Locomotive engineers & operators, Railroad conductors & yardmasters, Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, Ship & boat captains & operators, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, Parking lot attendants, Automotive & watercraft service attendants-, Transportation inspectors, Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, Crane & tower operators, and Dredge, excavating, & loading machine operators

The top 3 locations that employ the most Aircraft pilots & flight engineers are Southwest Oklahoma PUMA, OK, Nueces CountyCorpus Christi City (Outer) PUMA, TX, and Coffee, Covington, Butler & Crenshaw Counties PUMA, AL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers are Southwest Oklahoma PUMA, OK, Coffee, Covington, Butler & Crenshaw Counties PUMA, AL, and Nueces CountyCorpus Christi City (Outer) PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Aircraft pilots & flight engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Air transportation is the industry that employs the most Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, by average wage, is Couriers & messengers. Aircraft pilots & flight engineers are paid most in KIPDA Area Development District (Northeast) PUMA, KY but are relatively concentrated in Southwest Oklahoma PUMA, OK.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$138,344

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,844

In 2017, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers earned an average of $138,344, $86,279 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers make somewhat more than Aircraft pilots & flight engineers while Podiatrists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Aircraft pilots & flight engineers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.393

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.393, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Aircraft pilots & flight engineers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, by number of employees, are Air transportation, U. S. Air Force, and National security & international affairs.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, by average wage, are Couriers & messengers, Air transportation, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Industries by Share

165k

2017 Workforce

± 9,959

-5.99%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.96%

The number of people employed as Aircraft pilots & flight engineers has been declining at a rate of -5.99%, from 175,227 people in 2016 to 164,737 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers employed by various industries. Air transportation employs the largest share of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers at  64.1%, followed by U. S. Air Force with 7% and National security & international affairs with 3.43%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Aircraft pilots & flight engineers in the US. The average age of male Aircraft pilots & flight engineers in the workforce is 44.5 and of female Aircraft pilots & flight engineers is 43.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Aircraft pilots & flight engineers is White.

Gender Composition

153k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 9,593

11.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,678

92.8% of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

92.9% of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 3.28% of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers.

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Age by Gender

44.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.761

43.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.48

The median age of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers is 44.4, and Male employees are generally 0.822 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Aircraft pilots & flight engineers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Aircraft pilots & flight engineers is Transportation but a relatively high number of Aircraft pilots & flight engineers hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Aircraft pilots & flight engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Aircraft pilots & flight engineers need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Aircraft pilots & flight engineers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Science, and Operation Monitoring.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Aircraft pilots & flight engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Aircraft pilots & flight engineers are expected to see a growth of 3.53% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

3.53%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Aircraft pilots & flight engineers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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